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A little bit about me

Hi and thanks for stopping by. If you made it this far, maybe you checked out some of my movies and videos on the way down. If so, I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them.

 

I live in Brooklyn with my wife Mary, two rescue cats, Dexter & Will Feral, and adopted dog, Chewie. I'm an avid cook and I love hot sauce so much that I put it on pretty much everything like Buddy The Elf with his maple syrup.

 

After graduating from Syracuse University, I worked as a PA and Writers' Assistant for shows like FX's JUSTIFIED as well as AMC's MAD MEN. I also spent time in both scripted and non-scripted TV development - working alongside Emmy-award winning writers André & Maria Jacquemetton, and Emmy-award winning producer, Scott Messick.

 

As Thrillist's first Video Producer hire in 2015, I helped develop the overall style and tone of their editorial video and led branded video campaigns including the viral hit "Old Man Strength" for MillerCoors which has reached over 200 million views making it one of the most organically viewed ads online of all time. 

 

I've had the incredible opportunity to film in over 35 cities domestically as well as abroad, and have created videos & series for brands such as; Hilton, Marriott, Hotels.com, Verizon, Chase, Miller Lite, Bud Light, JetBlue, Delta, Frank's RedHot, Chobani, L.L. Bean, Mexico City Tourism, Tourism Ireland, GE, Carnival, Captain Morgan, and Smirnoff.

 

Currently, I'm head of development for original series at Meredith Corporation (Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Health, etc.).  

AWARDS / HONORS

— 2x OMMA awards: Facebook Video of the Year & Member's Choice Award -- Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength" (2016)

 

— Arc Award at Sundance for 'Best Use of Viral' -- Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength" (2017)

 

— Webby Awards 1st Honorable mention - Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength"(2017)

 

*"Old Man Strength" has reached over 190 million views making it one of the most organically viewed ads online of all time, and was the 5th most viewed video online in the first 24 hours ever (as of 2018).  

 

— Digiday Award for Best Branding Consumer Campaign  GE "THE SCIENCE OF HOT (2016)

 

— Digiday Award for Best Use of Real Time Streaming -- Royal Caribbean 'Friendsgiving' (2017)

 

— Sunscreen Film Festival West Official Selection -- "Joe, actually" (short film) (2016)

— Newport Beach Film Festival Official Selection - "Take Care" (short film) (2020)

— Los Angeles Latinx Film Festival Official Selection - "Take Care" (short film) (2020_

 

— WildSound Grand Prize Winner for Best 1 page screenplay -- "Mime Fine"
(2014)

 

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